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bug #15216: repl -form argument doesn't allow relative paths

Submitted by:  Peter Maydell <pm215>
Submitted on:  Thu 15 Dec 2005 02:34:16 PM UTC  
Category: EnhancementSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Wont Fix
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed

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Thu 21 Mar 2013 01:34:15 AM UTC, comment #3:

Closing per comments.

David Levine <levine>
Project Member
Fri 05 Feb 2010 05:11:32 AM UTC, comment #2:

Just found the following in the mh-profile manpage, note
the last sentence:

With this environment variable, you can specify a profile other
than .mh_profile to be read by the nmh programs that you invoke.
If the value of $MH is not absolute, (i.e., does not begin with a
"/"), it will be presumed to start from the current working
directory. This is one of the very few exceptions in nmh where
non-absolute pathnames are not considered relative to the user's
nmh directory.

Earl Hood <ehood>
Project Member
Fri 05 Feb 2010 05:01:59 AM UTC, comment #1:

One may consider using the user's mail dir as the base
pathname for resolve relative paths to -form a feature.
Makes it easier to manage multiple formfiles and
of setting a default form in one's .mh_profile.

For testing a formfile, just do:

repl -form `pwd`/foo

Hmmm, looking at code, the file is resolved via etcpath()
function in config/config.c, which documents how
a file is resolved, so the behavior you are seeing
is by design.

Not sure if this is a bug.

Earl Hood <ehood>
Project Member
Thu 15 Dec 2005 02:34:16 PM UTC, original submission:

(debian bug 188750: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=188750)

repl does a chdir before opening the format file, so:
repl -form ./foo
(useful for testing) won't work, because it will try to open <currentmailbox>/./foo rather than ./foo

Peter Maydell <pm215>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu 21 Mar 2013 01:34:15 AM UTClevineStatusNone=>Wont Fix
    Mon 29 Dec 2008 10:42:27 PM UTCpm215CategoryNone=>Enhancement

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